a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond, Huntington Beach, CA
Did you know, you may find our website at our new address www.westierescuecalifornia.com?
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for West Highland White Terriers, to help control the animal population by spaying and neutering our dogs before they are placed in permanent homes, and to provide the public witheducation about our breed and its needs.
Our Beginning - Pippy
Pippy was believed to have bitten a person even though the circumstances were not clear. Pippy’s previous owner worked 12 hour days and did not have the time for this sweet little girl. Being crated for such a long period of time was detrimental to her behavior and health which her previous owner recognized and did the right thing by asking for help re-homing her. Pippy was rejected by a a so-called Westie rescue that suggested she be euthanized without evaluating her first. Thus, Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond was born.
Kay made a promise to Pippy and kept that promise by finding her a wonderful new Westie home with a long-time Westie owner that gives this deserving Westie the attention and exercise that she needs. She continues to thrive and is living a happy and wonderful life in her new home with another Westie. Pippy loves and adores all people & dogs.
Our Inspiration - Boo
The same "so called rescue" group that refused to help Boo copied these photos and is falsely advertising their diet, very sad. For the record, the only diet that worked for Boo was developed by WROC's co-founder.
Boo, a 2 1/2 year old female was relinquished to a shelter due to her skin condition in mid 2007. Karen adopted Boo from the shelter with the intention of healing her and finding her a forever home. She contacted another Westie Rescue group that refused to help Boo because of her severe skin condition.
Karen decided that the only way to save Boo would be to keep her. After countless vet visits, a specialist was found that correctly diagnosed Boo with Epidermal Dysplasia and secondary Malassezia Dermatitis. Karen's mission was to learn everything she could about skin disorders and diets. Between Dr. Werner’s fabulous care and a special diet regimen that Karen developed specifically for Boo, she made a beautiful recovery. WestieMed was the only organization that provided financial assistance and guidance for Boo.
Karen continues to assist the veterinary community about skin care and tells every Westie that she rescues, "Boo sent me".
Our Mascot - Joey
Kay stumbled upon Joey in a high kill shelter and the thought of him sitting there alone was more than Kay could bear. Shelter bureau-cratic “red tape” made the adoption difficult but after five trips to the shelter, Kay’s persistence paid off and Joey came home with her. He is a beautiful dog that lives the good life with Kay at the beach with his Westie siblings, Max and Holly, all rescues. Joey is our logo model.
Our Ambassador Stanley
WORDS TO LIVE BY
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who do not.
Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. We give each one of our rescues that second chance. We embrace this philosophy for all of our second chance dogs.
Nobody said life or rescue would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Though Kay and Karen’s love of the Westie breed has always been prevalent, Westies in need is what brought them together. Aware that so many are overlooked because of their age, health issues and behavioral issues, Kay and Karen could not turn the other way. Kay and Karen have been rescuing Westies for over 25 years, but their journey to form a rescue organization began with Pippy with behavior issues, Rascal with Addison’s disease, Boo, Mady and Zach with skin issues; dogs that were unwanted and considered “unadoptable”. It was obvious that there was a great need for Westie Rescue in Southern California; a need that continues to grow as our senior Perry’s, Charlie’s and Heather’s of the world are at the end of their rope, waiting for a gentle hand, and so desperately deserving of a warm bed and a family that will love and care for them.
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond is dedicated to the relief of suffering. We find life long loving homes for Westies that for one reason or another are abandoned. Not only do we provide a safe environment within our foster program for behaviorally misunderstood dogs, abused, forgotten and neglected dogs, we open our hearts for terminally ill dogs, geriatric dogs and health challenged dogs (dogs with skin diseases, severe allergies, and other health disorders, etc.).
We are a non-profit, 501(c) 3-tax exempt, no-kill Westie rescue and placement organization based in Southern California . Although our focus is primarily on rescuing Westies, we are very involved in our community.
We host many events throughout the year where the Westie community unites with other Westie owners that, simply put…love their dogs!
Our rescue provides an organization where we can share our experiences, knowledge and most of all, a safe and loving environment where all our rescues receive rehabilitation and medical care that is needed. We aim to foster a society that is more informed and aware of the devastating effects of puppy mills, promote animal shelter adoptions, educate children and young adults about the responsibility of pet ownership, share our research and knowledge of canine nutrition and continue to work with other Westie owners throughout our community that suffer from various skin ailments.
We are an active member of the national Westie Rescue network and adhere to the Westie Rescue Code of Conduct (WRCOC) set forth by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA), have been sanctioned by the San Francisco Westie Club and the West Highland White Terrier Club of America as a rescue partner and members.
We exist for all the Pippy, Boo and Perry’s out there. They were our inspiration to form a Westie Rescue group that did not discriminate against health issues, age, or behavior.
To submit an application to give a Westie a second chance, please fill out our on-line application (must have Adobe Acrobat) or simply print out the application, fax to 714-969-7163 or mail it to:
WROC and Beyond
9151 Atlanta Avenue, #5006
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
714-960-1083 or 714-402-1054